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Mucking about with shaving brushes

Heykid41

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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Scott
A brother of mine bought about 40 knots from someone who turned and sold brushes. He gifted them to me. I used stabilized maple and just hacked away, not knowing what I was really doing. Turns out red stabilized maple is pretty but reminded my wife of blood… so… I tried again with plain maple. Neither knot is glued in yet… as I said, this was the first. It made me think of the Stanley Cup! So…. I’m learning!
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alan morrison

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Co. Down N Ireland
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Alan
I've never made one, and cannot even remember the last time that I used one.
I'm about to get my electric one out.
Saying that...there seems to be a market for shaving brushes now.
 

Heykid41

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Nov 14, 2023
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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Scott
Very nice, how do they feel in the hand? That's the important bit...I was fortunate to be able to replicate designs I used with mine....well done! :thumbs:
The Stanley Cup shape is too large… so I’ve reduced it and refined it and it’s ‘fair-skookum’ now. This one of yours is FANTASTIC!
 

billsr

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Feb 29, 2024
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Location
Michigan
First Name
Bill
A brother of mine bought about 40 knots from someone who turned and sold brushes. He gifted them to me. I used stabilized maple and just hacked away, not knowing what I was really doing. Turns out red stabilized maple is pretty but reminded my wife of blood… so… I tried again with plain maple. Neither knot is glued in yet… as I said, this was the first. It made me think of the Stanley Cup! So…. I’m learning!
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Both are beautiful
 
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